It’s the coldest night of the season and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You dread the notion of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this awful scenario, there are some things you can do to evade and plan for such a situation.
Before Your Furnace Goes Out
- Schedule Furnace Service
Yearly furnace service and inspection gives your technician the opportunity to address any small problems before they become a major breakdown.
- Stock up on Supplies
Find an easily accessible area in your home to assemble an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some good items to include would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be happy you prepped when the time comes that you need it.
After a Furnace Breakdown
- Check your Breakers
Hopefully the problem is as simple as a blown fuse. A power surge may have tripped your breaker. If you see that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Woody's Sudden Service Inc a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Inventory
Now is the time you’ll be happy you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to stay as active as possible to raise your body heat.
- Safety First
We understand you’re cold but using anything other than your furnace to heat your home could be risky or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are designed for outdoor use such as outdoor grills or kerosene heaters, they create carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all acceptable heating options.
We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at Woody's Sudden Service Inc are ready to help. Give us a call at 703-278-2036 to book an appointment with us today.